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George and the Dragon (2004)

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2004 (Russia)
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A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.

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Tom Reeve
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... George
Piper Perabo ... Princess Lunna
Patrick Swayze ... Garth
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Tarik
Bill Treacher ... Elmendorf
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Father Bernard
Rollo Weeks ... Wryn
Paul Freeman ... Sir Robert
Stefan Jürgens Stefan Jürgens ... Bulchar
Stefan Weinert ... Mercenary #1
Phil McKee ... McNally
Caroline Carver ... Sister Angela
Simon Callow ... King Edgar
Joan Plowright ... Mother Superior
Carl Chase Carl Chase ... Aard
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The first crusade to free the Holy Land has ended. A mass of weary knights, squires, soldiers of fortune and priests are making their way home across a Europe that has changed forever. George, a handsome English knight, unsettled by the horrendous bloodletting he witnessed in Palestine, desires to hang up his sword and settle down to a quiet, peaceful life. On returning to England, George heads north where he's heard the land is good and the population sparse and of a kindly King named Edgaar. He finds King Edgaar in a terrible state. His beautiful daughter, Lunna has recently disappeared. In return for a small plot of land, George agrees to search for Princess Lunna. With Edgaar's faithful servant, Elmendorf, George sets out. George discovers the princess and the truth behind her strange disappearance. The quest now set before them ends in a love, a lie, and a legend that has lasted a thousand years. Written by Schleppy

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dragon | knight | princess | priest | fight | See All (37) »

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A Dragon, a Princess, and a Knight to Remember See more »


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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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UK | Germany | Luxembourg | USA

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English

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2004 (Russia) See more »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Val Kilmer's cameo was filmed while on break from the Mindhunters (2004) shoot. See more »

Quotes

Garth: And you - get me another roll of licorice!
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A selection of outtakes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes jokes are featured during the closing credits. See more »

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Version of St. George and the Dragon (1912) See more »

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It Will Always Be You
Composed by Gast Waltzing
Vocals by Maggie Parke
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kid friendly family film
26 August 2006 | by acts2120See all my reviews

There was a lot to complain about in this film - the editing was awkward, the fight scenes poorly shot (they were well choreographed, but poorly filmed), and the special effects were mediocre.

Still, I'd watch this movie again, simply because the characters were so much fun, and the movie made the point of not taking itself seriously.

I saw this movie on Sci-Fi channel, and didn't realize it was any thing other than a made- for-TV movie, and so thought that many elements were better than average. James Purefoy and Piper Perabo were wonderful - and had a good chemistry. Piper was absolutely delectable as a spunky, confident woman. Certainly not 'period,' at all, but then the really good princesses never are.

James Purefoy was equally enjoyable - he seems very much the natural, whether on horseback, wielding a sword, or doing a classic double-take. He makes every scene his own with great charm.

Michael Clarke Duncan, while having a small role, was enjoyable, and would have liked to see have seen his character more fully developed.

Patrick Swayze was very, very weak - he didn't seem interested in what he was doing, unless it was a fight scene. An English accent wouldn't have killed him either.

But I had fun with the movie - I laughed out loud more than once, and really, really enjoyed the jokes. I thought that they kept the tongue-in-cheek quality at just the right level.


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